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Catharsis - MACHINE HEAD

Ahead of the release of the Bay Area band's ninth full-length, MACHINE HEAD's central figure, Robb Flynn, stated that the album isn't one of the unit's heaviest. The notorious frontman doesn't listen to a lot of metal these days, in fact. His hardcore, punk rock and hip hop listening habits surface on the quartet's latest ...

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MEGADETH, L.A. GUNS, WARRANT, DOKKEN Members To Perform At 'Ronnie Montrose Remembered' Concert

Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will be saluted by a stellar rock-star lineup whose own careers were influenced by the legendary and powerful Montrose sound at "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" — one of the most-talked-about shows of NAMM 2018. This celebratory concert highlighting Montrose's career will feature his greatest hits from early MONTROSE, EDGAR WINTER, ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: Bulgarian Concert W/ Orchestra To Be Recorded For Release

SONS OF APOLLO — the new progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — will perform alongside an orchestra during their concert appearance at ...

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Announces North American Tour With EVERY TIME I DIE, CHELSEA GRIN, ICE NINE KILLS; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has announced a second leg of its North American "Graveyard Shift" tour. The headline dates, which will feature support from special guests EVERY TIME I DIE, CHELSEA GRIN and ICE NINE KILLS, are set to get underway February 20 at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California and continue through late March. VIP ...

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Ex-THE GATHERING Vocalist ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN Credits DEVIN TOWNSEND And ARJEN LUCASSEN For Inspiration To Form VUUR

Rocker.sk spoke with VUUR singer Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-THE GATHERING) prior to the group's November 10 performance alongside EPICA and MYRATH in Zlin, Czech Republic. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On VUUR's origins: Anneke: "I did THE GENTLE STORM with Arjen Lucassen [AYREON]. We made ...

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Ex-THE GATHERING Vocalist ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'Everything I Do From Now On That Is Heavy Is Going To Be Under VUUR'

The Prog Report recently conducted an interview with renowned Dutch vocalist Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-THE GATHERING) about her new band, VUUR. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of VUUR: Anneke: "I've been doing a lot of things since I've been solo, ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'When I Made Angry Music, It Was Horrible Music'

Poland's E-GitarzystaTV recently conducted an interview with Canadian musician and producer Devin Townsend. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he approaches the guitar in terms of songwriting: Devin: "I love guitar. I have played guitar for thirty-five years. And when I was a teen, like ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: Video Of Entire Moscow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's entire September 29 concert at GlavClub in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's latest album, "Transcendence", was released in September 2016. The follow-up to 2014's "Z2" double album (half of which was made up of the DTP full-length "Sky Blue"), it saw the award-winning Devin ...

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GOJIRA Frontman On 'Sea Shepherd' EP: 'We're Trying To Make This Happen Finally'

Chris Annunziata of the 90.3 WMSC-FM radio station recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Joseph Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked if there are still plans for GOJIRA to release the long-in-the-works "Sea Shepherd" EP, Joseph said: "The goal of that whole ...

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DRAGONFORCE: 'Midnight Madness' Video Released

"Midnight Madness", the new video from international metal superstars DRAGONFORCE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Reaching Into Infinity", which was released on May 19 via earMUSIC on CD, LP and a special-edition CD and DVD. The follow-up to 2014's "Maximum Overload" marks the band's third full-length studio ...

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THE OBSESSED Announces Reissue Of Legendary Self-Titled Debut Album And 'Concrete Cancer' Demo

Originally released in 1990 and out of print for almost two decades, the legendary debut album from doom godfathers THE OBSESSED will once again see the light of day in multiple deluxe formats. Now completely remastered with previously unreleased bonus tracks, including the highly sought-after "Concrete Cancer" demo, expanded artwork, never-before-seen photos and extended liner ...

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Watch LEPROUS's 'Illuminate' Video

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS will release their fifth studio album, "Malina", on August 25 via InsideOut Music. The official video for the disc's latest single, "Illuminate", can be seen below. The clip was shot in Romania and directed by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media. The band commented: "'Illuminate' is one of the most groovy ...

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LEPROUS: Video For New Song 'Stuck'

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS will release their fifth studio album, "Malina", on August 25 via InsideOut Music. The official video for the disc's second single, "Stuck", can be seen below. The clip was directed by Troll Toftenes. The band checked in with the following comment about "Stuck": "'Stuck' is LEPROUS in a new package! It's ...

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IN MOTIVE Signs With SUMERIAN RECORDS

Los Angeles-based label Sumerian Records has announced the signing of IN MOTIVE. The band — made up of longtime Sumerian artists Lee McKinney (guitar; BORN OF OSIRIS), Nick Rossi (guitar; ex-CITY IN THE SEA), Conor White (drums), plus newcomer Devin Barrus (vocals) — crafts a sound that ebbs and flows between progressive metallic intricacy and ...

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